"The statue, Our Lady of the New Millennium, was commissioned by Chicago resident Carl Demma in 1995 and has visited “pretty close to 300 parishes,” mostly in the Chicago Archdiocese. It was blessed by Pope John Paul II in 1999 during his visit to St. Louis." More information about this article can be found at the National Catholic Register.
The above picture was taken by the National Catholic Register on the day it was dedicated to St. John the Evangelist Church on May 22nd. The weather was obviously threatening that day but it did not keep the ceremony from being postponed.
Visiting soon will be one of my goals for this summer and perhaps even sooner! I would love to see it in person and take my own picture of it and post it. I can't imagine how tall it is and how did they ever transport it from church to church? Have any of you ever seen this unique and beautiful statue of Mary?
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